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Reporter Asks White House if U.S. Airstrikes That Kill Afghan Civilians Qualify as ‘Terrorism’

Matthew Keys, the social media editor at Reuters, posted audio of a reporter asking White House Press Secretary Jay Carney if U.S. bombings that kill innocent civilians in Afghanistan constitute an “act of terror” given the labeling of the Boston Marathon bombing as “terrorism”. She specifically refers to a U.S. airstrike earlier this month that killed 11 children, just the latest in a seemingly endless line of Afghan civilian deaths at the hands of the U.S. government.



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Great post.

I sent it to several people.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

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American Exceptionalism states that...

..when FedGov or its minions do something shocking and awful it is called "shock and awe."

When anyone else does something shocking and awful, it is called "terrorism".

The other common manifestation of "American Exceptionalism" is the belief that you can kick a hornets' nest all morning (to bring "freedom" to the hornets, no doubt) and still be outraged that you get stung in the afternoon.

If they hate us because we are "free", do you think they hate us less now?

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I call for making a statement instead of asking them questions.

As someone pointed out below, just looking at the dead kids is heartbreaking and shows you how heartless any answer from them has been, is, and will be.

There is no meaningful rationalizing about that. Enough with questions to them, already.

A statement by and for the People needs to be made instead:

"Government: you're fired."

And here's who to really blame for NOT doing it, IMO: Congress.

Likely deserving to be fired, too. In vast majority, anyway.

Are they literate? Can they even read a 20 page booklet of the U.S. Constitution? Seemingly, they DON'T care even opening it any longer.

Dangerous SLACKERS.

For it's so UTTERLY OUTRAGING how Congress CAN CONTINUE to fail their mission and to betray their oath to this date, and CONTINUE to enable this DISGRACE.

Calling a spade "a spade".


"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Intention is all what matters here

for the classification. Otherwise, we would have no manslaughters, only murders. Alex Jones populists and muslim immigrants, grow up.

You really are

a troll.


Troll is as troll does.

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

Squeal from our weak minded

reminds me socialists who call their opponents "fascists" to avoid to admit their intellectual fallasy. Alex Jones populists do not want to admit that they do not want free-market capitalism. Therefore, they divert their attention to sideline issues on purpose. And even on those sideline issues they fail to provide rational arguments and clear-cut context.


Deactivated troll says what???


Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

nothing you say

has any weight.
at all.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

Sure, rational arguments

mean nothing to populists compared to peer pressure from collective thumbwork. That is how populist gang operates.

she is a journalist @ McClatchy

UPDATE: The reporter who asked the question is Amina Ismail, a journalist at McClatchy. I urge you to thank her for asking it (her twitter handle is @AminaIsmail) because I can’t imagine it was easy given how extremely rare and frowned upon it is to challenge the dominant “war on terror” narrative, especially as a female reporter with an Arab-sounding name. And Amina, if you’re reading this, thanks for kicking ass!

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

This would be an excellent topic for...

"Reality Check"...How 'bout it Ben???

Innocent Children Are Treated Like Human Chattel

The policy of this government is to to murder, maim and otherwise obliterate ANYONE who opposes the secret state agenda of imperialism and colonialism.

Just ask former Secretary of State "mad dog" Madeleine Albright when asked about the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children due to U.S. sanctions (see: http://fair.org/extra-online-articles/we-think-the-price-is-... ).

Three Points...

1) Not only does Obama not answer any tough or real questions, neither do his spokeholes.

2) At least Bush showed some compassion for all civilians/citizens; Americans, Chinese, illegals & even in the countries we were bombing. Obama just closes his eyes, pretends it isn't happening, yet takes "credit" for killing those who are obviously against the U.S. Pathetic!

3) I totally agree with Ron Paul. We should not be bombing any country... because it isn't warranted, Congress has not declared war & it will come back to roost. (I just cringe when people say they don't agree with RP's foreign policies. They have no clue as to what they are).

When you have more than 3

When you have more than 3 "ahh's" then you know the answer is complete BS!

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Is the press corp growing a spine?

Getting a little curious? Afraid of being made to look like chumps by Alex Jones? If this was not such a sick situation, this audio would be funny.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Listen closer - foreign press corp question

The woman has an accent. Most likely foreign press.

The US press-monkeys know that if they ask hard questions they will be denied access to Whitehouse press conferences.

Ask Helen Thomas: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/08/helen-thomas-rep...

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

You're probably right.

You think Ben Swann could get on the WH Press Corp? lol!

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Swann leaving Fox 19

In case this is news he is leaving his station and figuring out his next move. Set up his website to keep his audience in the loop: www.benswann.com

Ben on the WH press corp... one can only dream.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo


LOL... Jay Carney's answer was spoken like a true politician -- complete deflection. Defer to someone else, talk about a completely different subject, throw in some inapplicable and useless stats...

Notice they don't allow follow-up

It would expose the utter bullsh*t flowing out of his cake hole.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

Sheesh. The longer he talks, the deeper in the B.S. he sinks!

Poop Mouth!

What would the Founders do?

A never ending stream of scripted Bullsh*t

If you have a faceless attorney who has no liability sign off on the scripted reasoning then everything is "legal". Everything is war so the "government" can do whatever it wants. Genocidal terrorism has been made "legal" by simply calling it war. All of this argument fails because the People have not delegated a presentment of Declared War to representatives. Just make the language legal and everything else is plausible deniability.

We the People should present a formal declaration of war to congress. Declared on those acting under of color law and the bankers who use their criminally fraudulent counterfeiting scheme to carry out this carnage inflicted upon the whole world. The declaration should have explicit objectives defined for US military operations against the individual targets and an official end when those objectives are achieved. This scenario is what a lawful war would look like.

The most powerful Law of Nature is Time. It is finite and we all will run out of it. Use this Law to your advantage, for it offers you infinite possibilities...

transparency game is only for campaigns-

do not attempt while in office.

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

they can conjure up generalities for murder

wtf media ... we need the internet to hit the streets

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

To defeat al-qaeda???

Let us not forget WHO CREATED AL-QAEDA and WHO CONTINUES TO FUND and USE AL-QAEDA for geo-political objectives.

I hope these ass clowns keep getting peppered with questions about their hypocrisy and their CRIMINAL behaviors.

We will rout you out, by God, WE WILL ROUT YOU OUT! ~ Paraphrased Thomas Jefferson

That was Andrew Jackson, Not Thomas Jefferson....

He said the following to the 2nd Bank of the US:

"You are a den of vipers and thieves. I have determined to rout you out and, by the Eternal, I will rout you out!"

Love Liberty, be Vigilant

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Faith in God will prevail all things!

A den of vipers! Rout them

A den of vipers! Rout them all out!

The picture of the children

Is heartbreaking.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain